This is a childrens picture book edition of the best,selling adult book of the same title. Using illustrations and age,appropriate text, this childrens edition features passages of scripture along with original text to tell the story of the birth of Jesus and provides ideas for family traditions that young children can understand to make the holiday more Christ,centered. Each spread uses one person from the nativity story to illustrate a theme and suggests one activity a child can do to remember the lesson learned from that character. For example, the story introduces Mary and talks about the search for an inn where she could stay with Joseph and give birth to her baby. The book then presents a question for the child to ponderHow could you make room for the baby Jesus as part of your Christmas celebration this year?and an activity to doPlace an empty stable somewhere in your home where you can see it every day until Christmas. Combining the biblical version told by Luke and Matthew with a beautiful story line and wonderfully charming, full,color illustrations, this book will help make Christ the focus of your celebrations this year.
Discover how each figure of the nativity can lead your family closer to Christ this Christmas season. Learn the tradition of the tinkling bell, whip up a batch of French cocoa, create a tender mercy tree, and find ways to make your gift-giving more meaningful as Celebrating a Christ-Centered Christmas guides you through seven meaningful traditions inspired by the nativity setting. These simple experiences will give you an opportunity to escape from the frantic busyness of the Christmas season to spend time reflecting on the Savior and the miracle of His birth.